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Netanyahu: Gaza is Iran (NEW YORK POST OP-ED) Abby W. Schachter / Blog 03/16/12)Source: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/capitol/netanyahu_gaza_is_iran_DV6sP5ruGwUzVU3KAZQz8M NEW YORK POST NEW YORK POST Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
President Obama talks about Iran as if we are still in the stage of preventing them from initiating violence against the West. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his parliament today that the battle is already joined.

The missiles fired from Gaza into Israel, that sent millions of Israelis into bomb shelters, were fired by Islamic Jihad which is owned and operated by Iran. None of this is in dispute. Even the Israeli left realizes that an Iranian-sponsored military force raining missiles down on Tel Aviv is completely untenable.

When Obama and Netanyahu met last week in Washington, the discussion was about timetables. Obama wanted to reinforce the impression that he will defend Israel and "have Israel´s back" if and when Israel is attacked by Iran. But Obama´s timetable was based on the assumption that Iran hadn´t yet attacked Israel.

Mr. President, Israel has been attacked by Iran, now. Will you change your timetable? (Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. 03/16/12)


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